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“Art has prevailed”: Performing arts prepare versions of shows depending on COVID-19

The Conservatory program held its virtual kick-off on Aug. 26, introducing an unusual year for the arts. “When we had one day to turn around and teach online, it was such an unknown,” said Susan Nace, vocal music teacher and director of Camerata and Cantilena. “Where we are now, it's not as scary, and we're seeing a lot of possibilities because we don't have that fear holding us back.”

by Sara Yen, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2020

The end of last year was a devastating time for much of the upper school performing arts department. Both the orchestra trip to Carnegie Hall and the spring musical “Damn, Yankees” were canceled due to COVID-19’s seeming wrath.  Yet, performing arts quickly rebounded and held a video release ...

Love, loss and some laughter in between: Two casts of students perform in fall play “Almost, Maine”

Sarina Sharma (11), playing Ginette, smiles as she rests her head on Nicky Kriplani's (11) shoulder in the prologue of the fall play. The play,

by Sally Zhu and Lauren Liu

November 2, 2019

After weeks of preparation and a dress rehearsal on Oct. 23, two casts of students told tales of love and loss in their performances of the fall play, “Almost, Maine,'' between Oct. 24 and Oct. 26 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. The evening cast performed at 7:00 pm on the three show days,...

Fall play “Almost, Maine” displays the trials and rewards of love

Katelyn Chen (12) and Joel Morel (12) act out a scene from

by Catherine Feng and Alysa Suleiman

October 13, 2019

With all the explosive arguments and touching confessions that a classic love story presents, this year’s fall play, “Almost, Maine” celebrates the beauty of human relationships by displaying the tribulations and rewards love has to offer. Directed by upper school theater teacher Jeffrey Draper,...

Cast performs annual fall play, first in RPAC

Ellie Lang-Ree (12), in the role of Mrs. Gibbs, mimes stringing beans with Marina Logue (12), who plays Mrs. Webb.

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist

October 31, 2018

The faint smell and sizzle of bacon circulates throughout the audience while Mrs. Webb, played by Marina Logue (12), prepares breakfast on stage. Her daughter, Emily, played by Dilara Ezer (12), travels back in time to experience her 12th birthday again after dying, painfully reminiscing over her past...

Fall play music and costumes evoke small-town life

Costume designer Caela Fujii helps junior Joel Morel put on clothing for the fall play. The fall play,

by Sara Yen and Alyssa Tomberg

October 17, 2018

All lined up on a metal rack on wheels, thin wire hangers bear an array of muted neutral-toned clothing, ranging from a lace-embroidered long-sleeve linen dress to a country-like red, white and blue checkered button-up. These costumes are for the upcoming fall play, “Our Town”, written by Thornton...

Fall play cast begins rehearsals

Senior Raphael Sanche performs a line at a Sept. 17 rehearsal for the upcoming fall play,

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

September 21, 2018

Rehearsals have officially begun for the upcoming fall production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” after months of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation. The play tells the story of the lives of George and Emily, a young couple who grow up, fall in love, marry and face life’s joy...

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